Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $11,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

2773 30-Nov-2023 01:56:30 PM $11,000

6490 30-Nov-2023 01:56:07 PM $10,000 AutoBid

2773 30-Nov-2023 01:56:07 PM $9,500

6490 30-Nov-2023 12:42:24 PM $9,000 AutoBid

2773 30-Nov-2023 12:41:45 PM $8,500 AutoBid

6490 30-Nov-2023 12:41:45 PM $8,000 AutoBid

2773 30-Nov-2023 12:35:25 PM $7,500 AutoBid

6490 30-Nov-2023 12:34:51 PM $7,000 AutoBid

2773 30-Nov-2023 12:34:51 PM $6,500

6490 29-Nov-2023 06:03:30 PM $6,000 AutoBid

2773 29-Nov-2023 06:03:30 PM $5,500

6490 07-Nov-2023 04:25:41 PM $5,000 AutoBid

The bidding history list updated on: Saturday, May 18, 2024 03:14:47

LOT 301

1909 - 2001

Western Hemlock
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in, 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 CAD

Sold for: $13,750

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Commissioned by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Ottawa, 1950
Forest Products Association of Canada, Ottawa

Six Forest Landscapes [brochure], Pulp and Paper Industry of Canada, circa 1955, reproduced, unpaginated

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Six Forest Landscapes, July 4, 1955 – January 31, 1956

This painting is one of six commissioned in 1950 by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (now the Forest Products Association of Canada) to advocate for enhanced public awareness of Canada’s forests as both an economic driver and a collective responsibility. The paintings, known as “Trees of Canada”, each documented one of the tree species most commonly employed by the industry.

The set comprises works by A.Y. Jackson and A. J. Casson (both in this month’s Live auction on November 23) and the four works in this auction by Arbuckle, Cloutier, Comfort and Macdonald. The paintings were subsequently made into black-and-white interpretations in pen and ink as well as colour reproductions in letterpress and silkscreen. The latter were printed under Casson’s supervision by Sampson-Matthews Ltd., the Toronto-based graphic art company of which Casson had become vice-president and art director in 1946.

Consignor proceeds will benefit charity.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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